Our growing range of Routledge Theatre and Performance Studies Companions span all aspects of the performing arts, from key figures such as Stanislavsky, Lecoq and Michael Chekhov, to Butoh, Puppetry, Commedia d’ell Arte, and other performance forms. Each title uses an approach and organisational structure appropriate to the topic in hand, including broad coverage of established subjects, contributions from leading practitioners, and historical contexts. Alongside these collections on performance itself, our companion’s series is now expanding to include volumes on academic disciplines including Dance Studies and Adaptation Studies. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.

<P>Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century.
  The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatric...
The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare is a major collaborative book about plays in performance.
The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly compreh...
Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre.
From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre.
At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ‘his only student, who understands the System’.
The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq presents a thorough overview and analysis of Jacques Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre.
The study of early drama has undergone a quiet revolution in the last four decades, radically altering critical approaches to form, genre, and canon.
The Shakespearean World takes a global view of Shakespeare and his works, especially their afterlives.
The Routledge Companion to Scenography is the largest and most comprehensive collection of original essays to survey the historical, conceptual, critical and theoretical aspects of this increasingly i...
The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field.
The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science integrates key findings from the cognitive sciences (cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary studies and relevant social ...
The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh.
<P><EM>The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance</EM> is an outstanding collection of specially written essays that charts the emergence, development, and d...
<P><EM>An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance</EM> chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day.
<P><EM>An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance</EM> chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day.
<P>Twenty-five years after the publication of <I>A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes</I>, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz returns to his favorite subject...
<P>This dynamic book offers a comprehensive companion to the theory and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed.
The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics is a volume of critical essays, provocations, and interventions on the most important questions faced by today?s writers, critics, audiences, and theatr...
The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical?s evolving relationship to American culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies maps out the key features of dance studies as the field stands today, while pointing to potential future developments.
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